Season Long

Explorer Program

Thank you to all the children (and parents who support the program) for participating!  We had a wonderful season and look forward to seeing you back again next year.  

2015-2016 - now accepting enrollment applications!

The explorer Program is a 10 week ski and snowboard program for kids ages 3 to 17 with a focus on skill development, mountain safety, mileage and fun! Kids will ski and ride with the same coach all season. Our goal for this program is to foster a lifelong love for the sports of skiing and snowboarding.

Limited availability. Sign up at

Explorer Schedule for 2015-2016

(Program prices do not include season pass or lift access)

Kingdom Passes will no longer be available to all Explorer students.  This pass will only be offered to local, NEK children.

We currently have holiday blackout dates in the schedule which are subject to change with instructor availability.  If we are able to hold the program on these weekends, it will be no extra charge.  

Explorer Program (Ski or Snowboard):  

Last day to register is December 27, 2015

$699  Pre-season sale through May 11, 2015
$799 May 12 through October 12, 2015
$849 October 13 through December 27, 2015 (last day to register)

Dates:  January 2nd through March 20, 2016 
Saturday & Sunday 9:30am - 12:00pm

Black out dates 1/16 -1/17/2016;  2/13 -2/14/2016 - subject to change pending instructor availability)

Explorer Program Levels:

Red Cardinal:  First timers learn about equipment, balance, moving and stopping.

Green Jay:  Skiers and riders have equipment knowledge, are able to stop and have started making turns outside of the beginner area.

Green Warbler:  Skiers and riders are successfully linking turns.  They will improve on posture, be introduced to steep terrain, pole plants (skiers), and switch (riders).

Eastern Bluebird:  Skiers and riders are successfully linking parallel turns and pole planting (skiers).  They will improve on edging with more carved turns, will explore all blue terrain, and be introduced to bumps.

Black Tern:  Must have full knowledge of the mountain and be capable of skiing and riding bumps and in the trees and are entering the dynamic turn world.

Freestyle (ages 6-10) Requirements:  Proficient on Blue Terrain, *Helmet.  This group will work on developing core skills and introduction to freestyle terrain with focus on fun and safety.  Athletes will start small and work their way up to larger features.

All above programs are available in Half Season.

January 2nd through February 7th (Saturday & Sunday mornings 9:30am-12:00pm)

Designed for those who cannot or are not sure they want to commit to the entire season. 


$469 through October 12, 2015

$509 October 13 - December 27, 2015 (last day to register)


Sign up here


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